“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.
Helen Hines hopes to pull off an upset, as incumbent Rafael Salamanca’s only opponent in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the 17th City Council District seat.
When there’s a knock on the door and Mott Haven residents open it to see Tamika Mapp, the last thing they could imagine is that the woman in front of them is running for elected office. That’s exactly how the City Council candidate wants it.
“I consider myself a grassroots candidate,” said the 43-year-old hopeful, who is relying on small donations to fuel a run to replace her term-limited boss on the City Council.
In his second bid for a seat on the New York City Council, Robert J. Rodriguez hopes Mott Haven and East Harlem voters will consider his accomplishments after seven years in the State Assembly.
Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.
To honor the legacy of Ramón Jiménez, Hostos Community College announced it will establish a scholarship in the South Bronx-based lawyer and activist’s name.